2018 Home Show Event Descriptions

We are very pleased to bring you the highest quality lineup of home shows with the absolute strongest of ad plans that you’ll find anywhere in the Chicago area.   Not only do our home shows offer the exclusive opportunity to tap into some of the most affluent and active areas of Chicagoland, these events offer you the most impactful and meaningful meeting of buyer and seller on a massive scale.

Our specialty is to provide you solid, smart and highly productive investments for your business and the fact that we continue to deliver heavily attended and highly productive events is why we are the #1 investment for the most active and experienced exhibitors in this market.  There’s a reason and we invite you to join us to see just how productive our home shows will be for you as well.

We have taken great care in selecting exactly when and where we have scheduled each and every home show to provide you ideal geographic coverage for strong productivity of new customers for your business.  In fact, we are covering the vast majority of the Chicagoland suburbs, so there are sure to be events that attract the exact buyers you are looking for.

Overall, you’ll sense a pattern in the descriptions below.  2017 was an incredible season with attendance increases across the board for several years running.  In fact, we’ll go as far to say that it was the most heavily attended and successful season that has ever been produced in Chicagoland.  The resulting demand as businesses pull investments from other events and other marketing efforts to invest more heavily into our events will result in the strongest circuit of shows this market has ever seen as all shows are on a sellout pace.

Now is truly the time to get involved in our events, so please read on and we look forward to hearing from you very soon.

Click on the following buttons for a brief description of the events that you are interested in…

Oak Brook, IL – Drury Lane Theater & Event Center - January 20th & 21st, 2018

In its 4th year, over 10,000 Homeowners once again packed the aisles, setting a new record in attendance, also setting new records in leads and appointments for many very experienced exhibitors.  The show has been so strong that it has TRIPLED in size in the past three years and it is headed towards a complete sellout in advance for 2018, so if you’re interested in joining us for our next Oak Brook Show, be sure to call or E-Mail us today to let us know.

Arlington Heights, IL – Arlington International Racecourse – February 17th & 18th, 2018

The 2017 event attracted its strongest crowds in years, with a constant flow of homeowners from beginning to end.  This step up will allow us to take the 2018 event to whole new level!  Over 200 exhibitors and over 10,000 homeowners are projected for 2018, taking this even to the elite level for home shows in Chicagoland.  Dozens of great markets throughout the northwest suburbs are served by this event, so if you are interested in gaining new customers within 15 miles of Arlington Heights, this is an event not to miss.  The main areas of this event are already approaching sellout, so contact us soon for the best available locations and greatest results. 

Tinley Park, IL – Tinley Park Convention Center - March 3rd & 4th, 2018

We are very pleased to announce this new addition to our home show “Family”.  The Tinley Park Home & Garden Show will be the largest and most heavily advertised home improvement event to ever take place in the South or Southwest Suburbs.  The excitement level by the business community when we announced this event was truly off the charts and booth sales took off like a rocket!   We will spare no expense to ensure an incredible event which will cover the entire south suburban area and beyond.  Over 10,000 homeowners are expected at this event, but the number could easily go well above that with what we have planned.  And it’s no surprise that an event in such a well known, amazing facility such at the Tinley Park Convention Center will grab the attention of all homeowners throughout the area. It’s a true winner in the making, so contact us for details and booth availability to be sure your business is in the best possible position for maximum results!

Crystal Lake, IL – Holiday Inn Conference Ctr. – March 17th & 18th, 2018

Proving itself year after year as a true contender, this year’s Crystal Lake event also set a new attendance record with thousands of homeowners flooding into this event.  With a smaller number of businesses at this event to compete for the consumer dollar, this event proved to be far more than the sum of its parts.   Every exhibitor stood out and everyone received quality time with the buyers in attendance, producing lead counts equivalent, if not exceeding those of much larger events.  With a greater demand than a supply of space, we are already over 75% sold out, so call today for availability. 

North Shore / Wheeling, IL – Westin Hotel – March 24th & 25th, 2018

In its third year, this event was larger than ever, which allowed for yet another boost in advertising and a new record in attendance!  The success of this event comes as no surprise because when it comes to demographic profiles of homeowners in the entire Midwest, the North Shore area is second to none and if you’re interested in meeting thousands of them in just one weekend, this is the event for you.  This event is also on pace to sell out months in advance, so don’t delay.

Naperville, IL – Players Sports Center – April 7th & 8th, 2018

The Naperville / Fox Valley area is an affluent, heavily populated and highly sought after market area to say the least.  With a perfect mix of a HUGE population of homeowners, well above average demographics as well as a combination of both newer and older housing stock, this event has no equal in the area for attracting quality homeowners from this fine area.  Attendance for 2017 was excellent with amazing exhibitor feedback, leading us to a 2018 event that will easily have it’s strongest ad plan ever.  The main hall will sell out early, so now is the time to get on board to gain new customers from this top-shelf market area.

Lake County, IL – Lake County Fairgrounds – April 28th & 29th, 2018

Here’s what we stated about our 2017 Lake County Home Show, before it even started:  “We are fully committed to finishing our 2017 season on a high note with a home show packed with buyers from beginning to end!”   Guess what happened . . . the event pulled one of the largest crowds we’ve ever seen and arguably the busiest home show Lake County has ever seen as well. A Non-Stop flow of homeowners came to this event which was busy from beginning to end on both days!   End result?  You guessed it … a larger and even more heavily advertised show for 2018 where 10,000+ homeowners are projected.  So if you are seeking qualified and motivated homeowners from Lake County, this is best place to make it happen.  Key booth areas, including corners and the first few aisles are already closing out, so call or email us today for the latest availability. 

Key aspects that our 2018 Home Shows will have in common are:

1) All facilities are very clean and well finished for environments that are welcoming and comfortable to both exhibitors and attendees.  Several are among the finest you’ll find anywhere.

2) All events target mid to high demographic market areas with very active communities.  Our specialty is attracting quality homeowners with disposable incomes and a track record of high consumer spending.  We’ve taken the steps to bring you True Buyers, not “Tire Kickers”.

3) Our Home Shows are clearly the dominant, if not exclusive events in the markets they serve, so they truly stand out to the community as the best choices to hire businesses like yours and to purchase products and services to improve their homes.  Also, nearby access from major routes and expressways helps them attend with ease.

4) Our 2018 events will be supported by the most substantial media campaigns, including local, major, targeted AND broadcast media such as the top major TV networks to provide you the best opportunities to meet and speak with thousands of qualified homeowners from these areas.  The total reach this season is projected to exceed a staggering 100 Million impressions.  Unmatched in the Chicago area.

Click below to download the details on the events to allow you to reserve the best booth locations for your business.

2018 Home Show Exhibitor Packet

Please contact us with any questions and we will be more than happy to help.  We greatly look forward to showing you what we can do for you and your business.

Home & Garden Shows
P O Box 2578

Glen Ellyn, IL 60138
info@freehomeshow.com

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